Estonia is a spacious country of Northern Europe with a population of only 1.3 million people. It is one of the safest countries in Europe. It has 1500 islands, and many beaches and lakes. Its air is declared the cleanest air in the world by the world health organization. 52% of the area is covered with forests. Estonia is well recognized in the world due to its highest literacy rate 99.8%. Estonia’s educational institutions are also highly ranked. Students of Estonia ranked 1st by the PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) 2018, among all the European countries. It also got 1st position among OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) counties in science and reading. Estonia has 9 private and 15 government universities and these are well respected around the world.
List of Scholarships in Estonia
If you are looking for a study plan in Europe then Estonia can prove the best option for you. Because, apart from its above qualities, it also offers scholarships to the students. So what are you waiting for? Here is a list of best scholarships provided by Estonia:
#1 Scholarships by University of Tartu Estonia
The University of Tartu provides several scholarships to students;
A) Dora Plus:
Dora plus scholarship program is initiated by the Estonian government and universities of Tartu Estonia and other universities like Estonia academy of Art, Estonia Academy of music and Theater, University of Tartu, Tallinn University, and Tallinn university of technology. The purpose of the scholarship is to attract foreigners to choose Estonia as their study destination.
Dora plus scholarship is for Master’s students. This is a merit-based scholarship for all international aspirants. The worth of the scholarship is 350 euros per month. The period of the scholarship is one year. Further categories of Dora plus scholarship are given below;
- Dora plus program grants scholarships to Master’s students for one year who study their whole course in Estonia.
- Dora plus program grants scholarships to Doctoral students who study their whole course in Estonia.
- Dora plus program grant scholarships to Doctoral students who visit Estonia for 1 to 10 months.
B) Ministry of foreign affairs scholarship:
Estonian Ministry of foreign affairs scholarship is also for Master students. This is a merit-based scholarship for all international aspirants. The worth of the scholarship is 400 euros per month. The period of the scholarship is two years. As the technology law course is one year program so the scholarship is provided for one year. The courses which are offered on the Ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) scholarship are:
- Computer Science
- Information Technology
- Applied Measurement Science
- Quantitative Economic
- Material Science
C) Doctoral Allowances
This Estonian scholarship is for Ph.D. students. The students who are funded by nonstate institutions or studying at Dora University can not get this scholarship. The worth of the scholarship is 650 Euros per month which is provided for the whole academic course. The amount is given to the government of Estonia.
D) Raeford Scholarship
This Estonian scholarship is provided to the students who are studying at Uthe University of Tartu (UT). The worth of the scholarship is 700 EUR. UUp to9 scholarships are given every year. This scholarship is granted to strengthen education.
#2 Kristjan Jaak Scholarship
The education ministry of Estonia and the government of Estonia cooperated and initiate this Kristjan jaak scholarship. It grants mobility scholarships to MA and Ph.D. Students from all areas. It gives opportunities to Estonia’s students who want to study abroad. It has the following categories.
- Scholarship for degree study abroad_ This scholarship is provided to Ph.D. or MA students who study abroad and return to Estonia after completing their graduation. The period of scholarship is one year.
- For the study period abroad_ This scholarship is provided to Ph.D.or MA students who want to study abroad for a specific period during their course. The period of the scholarship is 12 months.
- For short time visits_ This scholarship is provided to Ph.D., MA students, and young faculty members who want to visit abroad for studies for 30 days.
#3 Scholarships by Estonian Education Ministry
Estonia education ministry and research groups collaborate and initiate a scholarship program for international researchers and academic staff. It has the following categories:
- Grants for short term visits_ These study visits are for one to nine days. The worth of the scholarship is 45 euros per day.
- Grants for long term visits_ These study visits are for 10 days to 10 months. The worth of the scholarship is 600 euros for one month.
- Specialization scholarships_ This scholarship is for BA and MA students who want to do specialization in their courses. The research-based universities of Estonia like Estonia academy of Art, Estonia Academy of music and Theater, University of Tartu, Tallinn University, and Tallinn university of technology conduct these specialization scholarship programs. Following are the courses they offer:
- Information Communication Technology
- Health technology and services
- Material Sciences
#4 Estophilus scholarship
This Estonian scholarship is offered by Estonian Institutes. Estophilus scholarship is for students of all categories like researchers, post-doctorate, Ph.D., Masters, and senior students of bachelor. The worth of the scholarship is 500 euros per month with travel costs. Proficiency in the Estonian language is important for that scholarship but not a requirement.
#5 Scholarship by NewsBlockchain
Blockchain is a cryptocurrency company in Estonia. It is offering its online programs to students of Estonia related to Decentralization, Finance, and Journalism departments. It is provided to juniors, seniors, and graduates more preferably, but there are no age restrictions involve. It awards 20 scholarships of $200. This scholarship is not available to international students. It is for Estonian residents. While applying for this scholarship students should have to submit their previous academic records with satisfactory grades.
#6 Scholarships for short courses:
Estonian government arranges these scholarship programs for international students, and summer and winter schools. The aim of the short term courses scholarship to support participants who want to do courses in the Estonian language, culture, and English language in Estonia.
The worth of the scholarship is 500 as a fee for the whole course and 25 Euros per day for accommodation costs. Following is the list of all short courses which are offered by different universities of Estonia:
Co-curriculum study and English language courses in Estonia
- Estonian language_ Estonian Language course at the University of Tartu, Estonian Language course at Tallinn University
- In Tallinn University_ Tallinn University offers short courses of Game Development, Design of Games, Educational Robotics in Primary Education, Experimental Interaction Design, Information Management, Short film, Storytelling, Comics, Social Enterprises
- In Tallinn University of Technology_ Tallinn University of Technology offers short courses in Cybersecurity, English language, and Nordic culture
- Courses in Estonian Academy of Arts_ Estonia academy of arts offers Interaction Design, Fashion, Iron Smelting Workshop, Graphic Design, Performance Workshop, Architecture and Construction, Radical Ironing, interior design, Workshop of the Drawing Faculty and Students, Contemporary Art Field programs on scholarship in Estonia.